Right after your baby is born, the health care team will:
A total score of seven or more on the first test is usually a sign of well-being. The score usually increases with the second test.
Skin-to-skin contact helps encourage breastfeeding and helps forge a bond. The banding can be done during skin-to-skin contact.
The Minnesota Department of Health recommends that all infants receive a hepatitis B vaccination before they leave the hospital.
If you are Hepatitis B positive, your baby should receive the vaccination within 12 hours of birth.
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If your baby needs extra care right after birth, he will be taken to the special care nursery.
Your baby may be wrapped in a blanket and you may hold him on your chest or in your arms. A hat and diaper will be put on soon.